Vassilis Gorgoulis - Biography#

Dr. Gorgoulis is currently Professor and Director at Department of Histology – Embryology (DHE), Medical School, University of Athens, Greece and head of the Molecular Carcinogenesis Group (MCG). He is also Adjunct Professor in the Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens; Honorary Professor at Institute of Cancer Sciences, University of Manchester; Visiting Professor at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey and an elected member in the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). Prof. Gorgoulis started his career at the DHE, where despite the initial difficult conditions in infrastructure, know-how and funding, he succeeded in establishing a strong international research program and creating a highly skilled and competent research group.

Main research interests are: Mechanisms leading to genomic instability; The role of the DNA damage response (DDR) pathway as an anti-tumor barrier; Escape from oncogene-induced senescence; The development of new compounds and methods to detect with precision and sensitivity senescent cells; The role of CDC6 in cancer progression; Developing digital pathology tools that increase the efficiency and speed of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches and thus deliver personalized care opportunities for patients, and design of machine learning workflow to predict drug response and survival of cancer patients; Within the frame of physiological and pathological human development, there is interest also in human evolution.

Prof. Gorgoulis has 302 publications in international peer-reviewed journals listed in SCI with more than 24,578 citations. His h index is 74. Prof. Gorgoulis' international recognition counts 150 communications in International conferences, seminars etc, and has also contributed with 12 chapters in international text-books. Prof. Gorgoulis is among the top 0,1% experts in cellular senescence ( /1436228969683095556?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw).

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